The spartina alternaflora is as high as it will get this season and with the seed tops projecting an additional foot above the grasses it creates the illusion of a lower tide. The amount of open and deep enough water tells the truth.
and several egrets. With the high tide, many of these birds are back a few yards from the waters edge, although still standing a few inches deep. I flush a couple dozen black ducks as I go, here and there.